A Weekend In Robe

A Weekend in Robe

What to do in Robe, Where to stay, How to get there, Places to eat

Robe – A Real Holiday Destination

Just 4 hours drive from Adelaide, Robe is a beautiful seaside town & fishing port situated on South Australia’s Limestone coast. Robe lies on the southern shore of Guichen Bay.

A South Australian Favourite

Nestled amongst grand cliffs and beautiful beaches, you’ll find plenty to do in one of South Australia’s favourite seaside towns.
Within the town itself you’ll find a huge range of options for food & entertainment. There’s also plenty for you if you just want to kick back and relax.
The town’s distinctive combination of historical buildings, ocean, fishing fleets, lakes and dense bush makes it a favourite tourist spot for many travellers.


Where to Stay in Robe?

You’ll have the choice of a number of great caravan parks to set up your base of operations.

Discovery Parks Robe – located directly opposite the popular “Long Beach”
A great option for families and has the often requested “bouncing pillow” for the kids.
The excellent facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, games room with table tennis, and a BBQ area. Pedal bikes can be hired on-site for the more energetic and adventurous.

 

Robe Holiday Park – close to town and just 5 minutes walk from the popular Longbeach.
Robe Holiday Park is the perfect getaway spot for those seeking a bit more seclusion .
A lovely family friendly park with powered sites with water, so you can hook up your caravan and be ready to go.

 

Lakeside tourist park offers a relaxed, pet friendly environment, nestled amongst the trees on the shore of Lake Fellmongery.
Offering a variety of accommodation, Lakeside Tourist Park has been a Multiple Award Winner of ‘Excellence in Tourism Awards’ presented by Limestone Coast Tourism.

 

Seaside Sea Vu Caravan Park is, as the name suggests, conveniently placed by the seaside and offers some great family options like a parents room and a playground.
Enjoy spectacular beach views or take a short walk to local shops, restaurants, wineries, or any of the wide range of things to see and do in and around Robe.


Things to do In Robe

Enjoy The Outdoors & What Nature Has To Offer

The Beach

The number one attraction of most seaside towns is the beach itself, and Robe is no exception. Long beach in robe is a 12km long stretch of sand and pristine water. You’re able to drive on the beach so you should have no problem finding a nice secluded spot to set up camp and go for a surf or a swim.

Take surfing lessons

If you’re new to surfing you can book a lesson with Charlie’s Surf School. Lessons are held every day during summer.
You can choose between private or group sessions and everything you need is part of the entry price. This includes the surfboard, rash vest, wet suit, sunscreen and wax.

 

Go for a hike

Walk the limestone cliff tops to Cape Dombey Obelisk. This short walk can be accessed from the town and affords some stunning views of the jagged coastline. It finishes up near the iconic Robe obelisk.

There are also other options including a walk up to Beacon Hill Reserve Lookout for some great views. There are a host of walks in Little Dip conservation Park, which includes a number of small lakes and rugged coast line trails.

Driving

If you are into four wheel driving, you’ll also find plenty of trails in Little Dip Conservation Park. See the sand dunes and rocky coasts from a whole new perspective on some of the adventurous trails accessible only by 4×4.

Fancy A Beverage?

If you’re looking to relax with a drink in your hand, you have a few options. Beer lovers will enjoy the Robe Town Brewery where you can taste some hand-crafted specialty ales. The Robe Town Brewery uses several traditional brewing methods to create their unique range of beers.

If your tastes tend more towards wine you have a few choices as well. The Karatta Wines’ Tasting Room offers free tastings in their store which is just near the Town Beach. Karatta also hosts an art gallery that features the best of local talent and also some great artists from interstate.

Just up the road is Ralph Fowler Wines, another great Limestone Coast winery. This 7-hectare vineyard offers an incredible boutique wine experience. Try their cellar door and the world class wine that has been created with over 45 years of experience.

Places of historical interest

If you have some interest in Robe’s past then you have to check out the Robe Customs House Museum. Learn about early settlers to the area, a number of shipwrecks and the areas used by Chinese migrants. Other historical markers are the Chinese memorial which commemorates the Chinese migrants who used Robe’s port as a way to avoid a large landing tax enforced by the Victorian government. There’s also the Butterbox, the hull of an old boat.


Places to eat:

Seafood

Robe offers a great selection of excellent restaurants. If you’re in the mood for a fancy dinner one of the places you have to visit is Sails. Seafood lovers would be loath to miss out on a chance to try the southern rock lobster. Typically available from October to May, you can sample expertly prepared fresh seafood.

 

Creative Food

Another great place to stop for lunch is the Adventurous spoon. This restaurant sticks to the spirit of its name serving up creative dishes for both breakfast and lunch, as well as a range of delicious cocktails.

 

Pizza

Another one to watch out for is The Project, Robe, which offers a delightful menu of pizzas made from local produce.

 

Pub Grub

For more of a traditional pub setting you’ll want to check out either the Caledonian Inn or the Robe Hotel. Both offer a great selection of food and drinks all in a cosy pub environment.

 

Fish & Chips By The Beach

For an even simpler dinner option you could eat some fish and chips from Robe Seafood and Takeaway down by the beach and then head to the Robe Ice cream/Lolly shop for dessert.


Robe – Something For Everyone

Robe is full of so many options that no matter what your budget is, or what you’re into, you’ll always be able to find something you like. That’s part of the charm of this beautiful small Limestone coast town. You could have an exciting holiday full of surfing and four wheel driving. Or you could have brunch at an upscale cafe and spend the day relaxing on the beach.
In a town like this you really do have the option to make whatever you want of it.

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